Testimony resumes in Roscoe Dixon trial - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Testimony resumes in Roscoe Dixon trial

In court Monday, the prosecution worked to plug gaps, anticipating claims of entrapment from the defense. They also showed even more evidence they claim proves Roscoe Dixon’s guilt.

With the prosecution’s case against him winding down, Dixon was candid outside the courthouse, if only for a moment.

"Seems like a nightmare," he said. "I can't talk about it though."

In court, Dixon watched further evidence in the case against him, including video recordings of FBI agents passing money around, and testimony from state administrators about both Dixon’s history pushing legislation, and about his work on the E-Cycle bill.

An FBI agent called to testify could be heard on tape telling Dixon that E-Cycle was concerned about him leaving the senate during a failed General Sessions Clerk bid, and when Dixon was considering coming to work for Shelby County Mayor AC Wharton, a job he eventually took.

On the tapes, Dixon can be heard saying there is a network of people who will help him and that his power and influence would only grow.

Prosecutors brought Drew Rawlins, from the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance, to testify that Dixon never filed any disclosures to match the money he is seen receiving.

When asked outside court about it, Dixon seemed to say he did.

Darrell Phillips: "Why didn't you file the appropriate disclosures with the registry?"

Dixon: "I can't talk. I did. I can't talk. They told you that I did." Dixon would not elaborate further.

Prosecutors expect to hand the case to the defense tomorrow. Dixon’s attorney says the case may wrap up this week.

Dixon is one of five current or former state lawmakers indicted inn a federal investigation, code named Tennessee Waltz, that focused on E-Cycle, a fake company created by the FBI. He is the first to go to trial.

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